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“SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND THEN SOME” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coconut Grove Organic Market

Coconut Grove Organic Market
3300 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
+1 305-238-7747
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Ranked #17 of 34 Shopping in Miami
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Tucson, Arizona
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“SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND THEN SOME”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

amidst the conch houses and post war (II) apartments that line the west coconut grove there's an empty lot just down the street from the DOMINO park (where there is NO GAMBLING). the lot Sunday thru Friday.......just a few cars parked, and some neighborhood types designing new plays for the HEAT. But Saturday from around 10 to around 4 the FARMERS MARKET comes alive. The lot becomes a veritable canvass of color and texture and size and shape as the mainly organic fare becomes the attraction for knowledgeable shoppers from three counties.
Even in the insufferable heat of South Florida in August the entertainment provided by the fruits and veggies is well worth the trip. You will think you landed in the middle of Florida's Redlands breadbasket, and in actuality, you have.
If it is in season they've got it and got PLENTY of it. Just ask. Packages of nuts, and curries, and berries, dried herbs and spices and all manner of island seasoning take up an entire aisle. Boxes and boxes of potatoes, fennel,cabbages, lettuce, mixed greens...
six types of mangos drew the preponderance of attention. Tomatoes, onions, beans,corn and summer fare like kale and collard/mustard greens, and bread fruits tropical summer fruits papya, carambola, star fruits....it's practically overwhelming.
Ringing the vegetable and fruit "infield" are plentiful booths offerering all manner of healthy/organic/vegan fare (no gluten cupcakes were the big hit on this day)...smoothies, empanadas, jamaican jerk everything, a few clothing booths and several environmental concerns give the entire area quite a festive atmosphere. The Actual market has prepared foods clearly marked and is highlighted by some spectacular cakes and pies with toppings from papaya to mame.
A check out line moves quickly and efficiently as each item is checked and packed
The price is right: free.
Parking along Grand Avenue or on the side streets is plentiful.
A totally relaxing, entertaining, informative, and healthy activity for once a week, once a month or just plain a quickie.....typically South Florida version of the great American Farmer Market concept.

Visited August 2014
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“BEST FARMERS MARKET THAT I HAVE FOUND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I LOVE THIS PLACE. The fresh, organic produce is amazing. They have fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, raw vegan foods, all kinds of nut butters, ice cream, flowers, herbs, orchids - you name it, they have it. It is a pleasure to go there on Saturday mornings and look at all their beautiful produce.

They also have a couple of stands off to the side with people selling other things. I bought an amazing jar of shea butter with lavender in it - it's is incredibly hydrating and smells delicious - for only $5.

The people who the market are friendly and helpful. All the prduce is under a giant tent, and under a variety of shade trees - so it stays nice and cool in there on a hot South Florida.

You can park on the street or right behind the market. If you don't find parking right in front (I always do), then if you go a little further, there's metered parking.

Unlike most farmers' markets that close in the early afternoon, this one is open till 7 p.m. Thing is, they are only open on Saturdays.

It's all good. If you find yourself anywhere near Coconut Grove on a Saturday, go here! Enjoy it and support your local organic farmers! Remember: No farmers, no food!!

Visited August 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“My fav thing to do in the Grove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Been going there for years and it was a blast that weekend. We went there to get lunch and brought back goodies to the room.

Visited April 2012
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“Nice selection of food and gifts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

Compare to the rest of the shopping on the island, coconut market is pretty impressive. Being that the place is across the street (shell vacation club at beach boy and resort quest) from where I'm staying, it's really convenient. I had the best fish wrap at a little stand that also sold shave ice. (Located near the center of the market, next to stage) I was also able to pick up most of my gift from here. I did notice that most gifts where not made on kauai though. I really wanted something from kauai, that was not made in China or Thailand(I'm Thai-Chinese, so I'm not trying to offend). It's just sad to see the island become like mainland. My favorite T-shirt shop was POI POUNDER (search web) they have the most cutest, funnest, perfect t-shirt for everyone. The shirts are priced quite right. I didn't mind paying the $20 for a Kauai logo T-shirt. (fish fear me, hanalei surf festival, born to fish -force to work.) Pio pounder is a kauai store, even though there t-shrit may be made in another country, it's somewhat a Kauai product. The prints were printed in Kauai. They also have a sister store called "turtles and gecko". If you go to Thailand a lot or plan on going, be careful of buying things here. Most of the gifts are from Thailand(sarong, wood weaving or craving, clothing, bracelets, dried fruits) and probably 4-5 times over prices. My mom would have a cow if she saw me buy any of that stuff.

Over all, it's a great shopping spot. I heard Eggberts is good (breakfast-create your own omlette) Hula Girl is busy every nite, with live performances. Opens and closes at 9.

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